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#MusicFriday – New music release – LE DEVA
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#MusicFriday – New music release – LE DEVA

We met Le Deva when they released their first song in support of the LGBT+ community in Italy, the song was called "L'amore merita" (that according to the lyrics I would translate as "Love deserves to be freely lived") - and now they're out with a new single "Brillare da sola". (tr. shining alone). The group was born in 2016 and is a girl-band who had a past in talent shows in Italy. In their songs they have always been singing about equal rights and equal love for everyone. "Brillare da sola" is an invitation to find in our-selves the strength to face our everyday "battles" and to stop looking for support from other people that sometimes may suddenly disappear from our lives and leave us down. Roberta Pompa, Greta Manuzzi, Laura Bono and Verdiana Zangaro form Le Deva and this new s...
Film recommendation – Rafiki
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Film recommendation – Rafiki

Street-smart tomboy Kena and rainbow-haired free-spirit Ziki are daughters of opposing Naoirobi politicians. Both dream of a life beyond the stifling confines of their conservative neighbourhood, parents and church. After meeting by chance, their friendship blossoms into something more serious, but their tender happiness is threatened by violence and restrictive views. Writer-director Wanuri Kahiu transplants a familiar, Romeo & Juliet-style, tale of forbidden love to Kenya, where homosexuality is still illegal – a legacy of British colonial rule. Although Kena and Ziki must deal with violence and disdain from their friends, family and church, the film is also full of the joy of young love full as it is of bright colours, a joyous soundtrack (from all-female African bands) and beaut...
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